PRODUCTIONS

We offer a range of established productions. Within our work, we focus on real stories and examine real outcomes in order to highlight the issues affecting our communities. 

We are also able to write and produce new and bespoke performances, on any subject matter, tailor made to suit the needs of our clients. 

 

Our Current productions include:

Over the Garden Fence – Written and performed by Hayley Riley and Louise Harris

1Our debut play, ‘Over the Garden Fence’ follows the story of Annabelle and  her Gran Dolly. Annabelle and the audience are take on a nostalgic journey through Grans life, sharing memories of happiness, sorrow and joy. It is a fast paced, uplifting and comical exploration into family, life and relationships that promotes an awareness of dementia that is accessible to all. The stories within the play are personal.

‘Over the Garden Fence’ is one hour long, fits perfectly into any setting, it can be performed anywhere and is completely self-sufficient. ‘Over the Garden Fence’ is suitable for theatrical venues, educational settings, cooperate events, conferences etc. This show can be subtly tailored and personalised, without jeopardizing the quality.

This play encourages conversation and engages audiences in the discussion of not only dementia, but the importance of the individual behind the diagnosis. Professional’s, care workers and mental health care services, use this play as a tool to reinforce the message of person centered care.

‘Over the Garden Fence’ is a must-see performance for those working in health and social care settings: “Absolutely beautiful balance of humour and pain, giving a real insight into the issues that dementia brings into the lives of people living with dementia and those close to them. Everyone should see this, especially professionals, clinicians etc.”  Sarah Ward – Business Support Mental Health, NHS England. We have already have the pleasure of working with: schools, charities, communities, nurses, hospital staff, care homes, people with dementia, families and several conferences.

We  speak from personal experience, and the experiences people have shared with us.

For more information or to book ‘Over the Garden Fence’ for an event please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Email: haylotheatre@hotmail.co.uk

Phone: 07754887540

Sisters, Seagulls and Send off’s – written and performed by Hayley Riley and Louise Harris 

‘Sisters, Seagulls and Send offs’ is a 60 minute performance, that uses real life experiences of dealing with death, dying and bereavement. The production includes the notion of taking control, talking openly and making plans regarding end of life choices. It also explores some of the barriers we face as a society and how we deal with these sensitive issues.

It’s about life, it’s about death, it’s about options and choices. Beth and Penny have recently lost their father and they have conflicting opinions, opinions of his life and his death. The two sisters explore permission to grieve, and battle between coping with grief in different ways. As such, this play gives an insight into the role of death within society, and the emotions surrounding this difficult subject.

“A very thought provoking and well thought out piece” Alex Comiskey NHS.

“The work you are doing is just inspirational and the way you put it across was so insightful.” Lynne Partington, The End of Life Partnership.

For more information or to book ‘Sisters, seagulls and Send Offs’ for an event please get in touch.

Email: haylotheatre@hotmail.co.uk

Mobile: 07754887540

 

Another Rainy Thursday – Written by and performed by  Hayley Riley and Louise Harris

UnknownIt’s about life, it’s about death, it’s about options and choices. Emma is at the end of her life and everyone has a opinion, an opinion of her life and her death. Emma would like to die on her own terms; as such the play touches on the issues that arise when discussing assisted suicide. ‘Another rainy Thursday’ gives an insight into the opinions and emotions surrounding this difficult subject. Our play is thought provoking and engages audiences in the discussion of not only end of life and assisted suicide but family life as well; including the ups and downs, the highs and lows and all the funny moments in-between.

‘Another Rainy Thursday’ is 50 minutes long, fits perfectly into any setting, it can be performed anywhere and is completely self-sufficient. This show is suitable for theatrical venues, educational settings, cooperate events, conferences etc. This show can be subtly tailored and personalised, without jeopardising the quality.  This show can be used to bring people together and discuss prevalent and complex issues.

The show was performed at the The 16th Annual Worcestershire Palliative Care Conference – receiving outstanding feedback from the audience. With one audience member saying “The performance was excellent, insightful and delivered with perfection.” and “Haylos performance was outstanding and the most powerful thought provoking presentation.”

(Please see testimonials page for more feedback)

For more information or to book ‘Another Rainy Thursday’ for an event please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Email: haylotheatre@hotmail.co.uk

Phone: 07754887540

Spice of Life – written and performed by Hayley Riley and Louise Harris

This play encourages conversation and engages audiences in the discussion of the importance of our older generation, breaking down stereotypes and celebrating the individual. This performance challenges some of the approaches we have as a society towards older people. It is a thought provoking and humorous production that serves to give voice to the marginalised.

Haylo Theatre Company reframes the stories of older people into a performance that provide meaning and confirmation, not just to those whose stories are being told but also as a prompt for the stories of its audience – the older generation, family members, caregivers and health care educators.

“As we get older our choices can be limited, is this because we are incapable or is this because people assume we are? Regardless of our abilities or inabilities, why should we be given a limited choice…after all variety is the Spice of Life.” (Haylo Theatre 2017)

‘Spice of Life’ is thirty minutes long, fits perfectly into any setting, it can be performed anywhere and is completely self-sufficient. It is suitable for theatrical venues, educational settings, cooperate events, conferences etc. This show can be subtly tailored and personalised, without jeopardizing the quality.

For more information or to book ‘Spice of Life’ please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Email: haylotheatre@hotmail.co.uk

Phone: 07754887540

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